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Welcome to the Arkansas State Thespian website dedicated to serving Arkansas 7-12 educational theatre programs! The Arkansas State Thespian Society is affiliated with Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society.  AR EdTA is a non-profit, tax-exempt honorary organization for high school theatre students.  The society is committed to the advancement of educational theatre, sponsors the Arkansas State Thespian Festival and theatre workshops, and provides college scholarship opportunities for students.

2024-2025 Dates to Remember

  • Stahl Lighting Basics Workshop Russellville Center for the Arts June 17


  • Stahl Sound Basics Workshop Russellville Center for the Arts June 18

  • UCA Professional Development June 27 & 28


  • Summer Retreat Executive Board July 28-30 and Coordinators TBA

  • Fall Meeting September 14 at Clarksville High School

  • Blue One-Act Festival  Nov. 15-16 Location TBA​

  • Gold One-Act Festival Nov. 22-23 Location TBA​

  • State Festival Feb. 13-15  Russellville High School and Center for the Arts

  • Jr Festival Mar. 8 Location TBA

  • Jr Festival Mar. 15 Location TBA

AR EdTA Social Media Policy

As Thespians, we recognize that social media is a useful tool for expanding our theatre knowledge and for recognizing ourselves and others in a positive manner, and that our words and images are not only a reflection of ourselves, but our peers, programs, directors, and the general theatre community. 

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